Pick two food words, such as banana and apple, to make a word pattern two times. Repeat with your child, “Banana, apple, banana, apple” Have them pick two food words and make a pattern two times: “fork, spoon, fork, spoon” Talk about which word comes first and second.
See what your child is learning
When your child is choosing words, listening to words, and making patterns with you, they’re creating and then using a rule. Understanding and applying rules in patterns helps them learn math concepts.